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"Doolittle" Blouse

Added May 6, 2008

by sunnyb64

Bear, Delaware, ...

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Description

Reconstructed from a thrifted men’s shirt. Inspired by a blouse by the same name at Anthropologie.com (or at least it was there until recently!) But I like the colors of mine better. Even though it makes me think of those “Rosie the Riveter” ads from the 40s.

Material Notes

cotton men’s button-down shirt, thread, hook & eye

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Credits

Anthropologie for the inspiration, Goodwill for the materials

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    Jul 21, 2008, 04.18 AMby ladymacbeth86

    it’s a really clever reconstruction. No one would ever guess it was a man’s shirt! and the assymetry in the buttons is genius! I love it

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    Jun 5, 2008, 11.43 PMby sewmac57

    I really like this top! I love shirts that button not in the middle. And bonus points for recycling. =]

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    May 7, 2008, 10.35 AMby sunnyb64

    Hey all, and thanks for all of the nice comments! Just wanted to ask a question regarding a how-to for this: I didn’t actually make a pattern for it, pretty much what I did was dissect the original shirt and then drape out the top using my sewing dummy. I did take a lot of pictures, as I was documenting the progress on my blog, so I’m willing to do a how-to. But since the way I did it would pretty much have to be draped, either on a dummy or with the help of a friend, is that something you’re still interested in me posting?

    Also, ReneeBeth— the stripes on the darts was just a happy accident. ;-)

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    May 7, 2008, 10.23 AMby marmota-b

    So you finished it! And it looks great, the stripes are perfectly matched and everything!

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    May 7, 2008, 07.57 AMby carottesauvage

    Waow! You should definitly post the pattern!

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    May 7, 2008, 03.13 AMby naughtylittlepony

    I have to say, I would also LOVE a how to! When I think of all the great mens shirts I see in thrift shops… Excellent job.

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    May 7, 2008, 01.24 AMby lauriana

    I like it! You actually made the idea of an asymmetrical closure work. I tried it once, but made it too much to the side.

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    May 6, 2008, 09.18 PMby memorii

    So cute! I’d also love a “How to”!

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    May 6, 2008, 04.41 PMby elegantmusings

    what a great recon!!! I love how cute and retro it is. bravo! :)

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    May 6, 2008, 04.18 PMby reneebeth

    such a nice fit, pretty details, and I like how you lined up the stripes in the back darts! (It seems like it would be something I’d overlook)

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    May 6, 2008, 03.58 PMby nuiwida23

    ooo it looks so great on you! I love recycled clothing, and I would love a how-to even more!

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    May 6, 2008, 03.45 PMby emilykate

    I LOVE it! You are so clever to see this hiding in an old mens shirt. and I LIKE that it’s got that Rosie Rivetter look :o)

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